I hardly ever complain. I don't really whine ever. One thing I do get is extremely mad, a lot. I've got to tell you, this bullshit I am about to post has got me spitting on my hands, hoisting the black flag, and slitting fucking throats.
So, there were two GNC Pro Deadlift meets this year. One in Columbus, OH at the Arnold Sports Festival and one at the Suck Fest or whatever in Spokane Washington. I competed at the Arnold and was pretty upset that I got a deadlift turned down due too, "missing the down command." Which I would totally agree with if that actually happened. But it didn't.
Today I came across this little 14 minute youtube video. Check out the down commands for Dermondy at 4mins and Gillingham at 8:15. THEY GET THE DOWN COMMAND BEFORE THEY LOCK THE WEIGHT OUT.
Again, not complaining. Just pissed beyound the capacity for rational thought. As a comparision in judging techniques, here is my lift that was turned down due to the psych out by the head judge:
Same sponser, same federation, basically the same lifters... totally different judging. Maybe it isn't all the federations that make Powerlifting a joke. Maybe it is the lack of standards within the federations.
I am just going to keep training hard and getting stronger so, hopefully, when I go back I get an ever bigger weight turned down for no reason.